Pismo Beach in California is a popular spot for tourists and local surfers. There is a clifftop path that runs the length of the north side and ends at two swings with gorgeous views. Kayakers here are often treated to migrating and feeding whales. In the fall of 2020, one beach away in Avila, two kayakers were inadvertently tasted and ptoo-ied out by a humpback — likely exciting and confusing for all three of them.
In Hong Kong, ferries glide back and forth on Victoria Harbour. Well-known as one of the world’s financial centers, this city of seven million is also one of the most densely populated — and apparently most intelligent — on earth. Studies routinely rank Hong Kong as the city with the highest IQ scores.
Some paths draw you in no matter where they are headed. This idyllic beach in New Zealand was deserted in the middle of a chilly summer. What is it about the first page in a notebook or the beginning of a path that is so inspiring? Possibilities or perhaps the thrill of discovery? Whatever it is, it gets our hearts and our minds racing a little bit faster.